1. Assessment

  1. Robert Goodman1 and
  2. Stephen Scott2

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch1

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goodman, R. and Scott, S. (2012) Assessment, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119979685

Online ISBN: 9781118340899

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Keywords:

  • assessment, classification and epidemiology;
  • psychiatric assessment of a child or adolescent;
  • five key questions, using the mnemonic SIRSE;
  • psychiatric syndromes in children/adolescents, combinations of symptoms;
  • emotional symptoms of interest to psychiatrists, familiar to mental health;
  • striking impairments in relatedness, in autistic disorders;
  • syndromes, involving one symptom domain or many;
  • explanatory models, empirically orientated child/adolescent psychiatry

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Five key questions

  • Some “how to” tips

  • Putting it all together: the formulation

  • Subject review

  • Further reading